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Samsung unveils Galaxy S21 series, price in the Philippines announced

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After a bevy of leaks, the Samsung Galaxy S21 series are finally official with the unveiling of the Galaxy S21, Galaxy S21+, and the top end Galaxy S21 Ultra. The flagship series feature 5G connectivity, Dynamic AMOLED 2X displays and Exynos 2100 processors. And no, the phones don’t come with chargers in the box.

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Samsung Galaxy S21, Galaxy S21+

Similar to the last models, the Galaxy S21 and Galaxy S21+ are two sides of the same coin. They both come with the same specs, except for differences in screen sizes (6.2-inch and 6.7-inch) and battery capacities (4,000mAh to 4,800mAh).

Samsung Galaxy S21, Galaxy S21+ Display

The rest is the same. The display uses a Dynamic AMOLED 2X panel with a full HD resolution, adaptive refresh rates ranging from 48Hz to 120Hz, up to 1,500 nits of brightness, and 3,000,000:1 contrast ratio. It also has the new generation ultrasonic fingerprint scanner underneath it.

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Under the hood resides a new 5nm Exynos 2100 SoC, paired with 8GB RAM and 256GB storage. The processor promises up to 20% faster CPU performance, up to 35% faster GPU, and an NPU that is twice as fast as the previous generation. It also has a 5G modem and supports Samsung DeX integration.

Samsung Galaxy S21, Galaxy S21+ Cameras

As for the cameras, there are three at the back with a 12MP main, a 12MP ultra-wide and a 64MP telephoto camera. A 10MP shooter for selfies is in the front on a small punch hole at the top center.

The rest of the specs include comes with AKG-tuned stereo speakers tuned, IP68 certified dust and water resistant builds, Wireless PowerShare, fast wired charging, and fast wireless charging.

Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra

As the name suggests, the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra is the ultra-premium variant with pro-level specs and features.

First and foremost, the Ultra variant supports the S Pen. The stylus is a separate accessory that can be used for notes, or as a remote control for the camera shutter.

At the front, the Galaxy S21 Ultra has a larger 6.8-inch Dynamic AMOLED 2X display with a dynamic refresh rate that ranges from 10Hz for static content and up to 120Hz for movies and games at WQHD+ resolution.

Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra Display

Around back is a monstrous 108MP main camera with f/1.8 lens and OIS, a 10MP tele with OIS and up to 3x zoom, another 10MP tele with up to 10x zoom, and 12MP ultra-wide with a 120 degree field of view. The main camera has a phase detection AF system, while the laser AF allows for more accurate focusing. For video, all four cameras can record in 4K. The selfie shooter has a 40MP sensor in tiny punch hole on the display.

Samsung Galaxy S21 specs
Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra Camera App

Battery capacity is set at 5,000mAh with Wireless PowerShare, and fast wired and wireless charging. The rest of the specs are the same as the other two, featuring an Exynos 2100 processor with 5G, AKG stereo speakers, IP68 certification, and Samsung DeX integration.

Price and Availability

Here are the prices of the Samsung Galaxy S21 series in the Philippines. All three phones will be available for pre-order starting January 15 until January 28, 2021. Pre-orders will come with freebies worth up to Php 20,000.

  • Samsung Galaxy S21 5G: Php 49,990 (Carrier and Online Exclusive)
  • Samsung Galaxy S21+ 5G: Php 57,990 (Pre-order Freebies: Galaxy Buds Live, Galaxy SmartTag, Galaxy Tab A 8.0, 25W Wall Charger)
  • Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra: Php 69,990 (Pre-order Freebies: Galaxy Buds Pro, Galaxy SmartTag, Galaxy Tab A 8.0, 25W Wall Charger)

On the first week of availability from January 29 to February 7, pre-orders will get an additional Php 2,000 worth of accessory token and Php 2,000 worth of Samsung Care+.

From January 29 to March 31, Samsung will launch its Trade-in Trade-up promo, wherein you can trade your old phone for discounted rates.

Samsung Galaxy S21 series price, pre-order details Philippines

Samsung Galaxy S21 5G specs

  • Display: 6.2-inch FHD+ Dynamic AMOLED 2X Display, Adaptive Refresh Rate 48Hz – 120Hz Refresh Rate
  • Processor: Octa-core Exynos 2100, 5nm
  • RAM: 8GB RAM
  • Storage: 256GB Storage
  • Rear Cameras: 12MP Main, OIS + 12MP Ultra-wide + 64MP Telephoto, OIS, Triple Cameras, 8K Video
  • Front Camera: 10MP Selfie Camera
  • Network: 5G, 4G LTE
  • Connectivity: Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth, GPS, NFC
  • Others: Ultrasonic Fingerprint, USB-C, IP68 Water and Dust Resistant, Samsung DeX, Stereo Speakers Sound by AKG
  • OS: Samsung One UI, Android 11
  • Colors: Phantom Gray, Phantom Violet
  • Dimensions: 71.2 x 161.7 x 7.9 mm, 172 g
  • Battery: 4,000mAh Battery, Wireless PowerShare, Super Fast Charging, Fast Wireless Charging

Samsung Galaxy S21+ 5G specs

  • Display: 6.7-inch FHD+ Dynamic AMOLED 2X Display, Adaptive Refresh Rate 48Hz – 120Hz Refresh Rate
  • Processor: Octa-core Exynos 2100, 5nm
  • RAM: 8GB RAM
  • Storage: 256GB Storage
  • Rear Cameras: 12MP Main, OIS + 12MP Ultra-wide + 64MP Telephoto, OIS, Triple Cameras, 8K Video
  • Front Camera: 10MP Selfie Camera
  • Network: 5G, 4G LTE
  • Connectivity: Wi-Fi 6E, Bluetooth, GPS, NFC
  • Others: Ultrasonic Fingerprint, USB-C, Ultra Wideband, IP68 Water and Dust Resistant, Samsung DeX, Stereo Speakers Sound by AKG
  • OS: Samsung One UI, Android 11
  • Colors: Phantom Silver, Phantom Violet
  • Dimensions: 75.6 x 161.5 x 7.8 mm, 202 g
  • Battery: 4,800mAh Battery, Wireless PowerShare, Super Fast Charging, Fast Wireless Charging

Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G specs

  • Display: 6.8-inch WQHD Dynamic AMOLED 2X Display, Adaptive Refresh Rate 10Hz – 120Hz Refresh Rate
  • Processor: Octa-core Exynos 2100, 5nm
  • RAM: 12GB/16GB RAM
  • Storage: 256GB/512GB Storage
  • Rear Cameras: 108MP Main, OIS + 10MP Tele 1, OIS, 3x Zoom + 10MP Tele2, OIS, 10x Zoom + 12MP Ultra-wide, OIS, Quad Cameras, Laser AF, 8K Video
  • Front Camera: 40MP Selfie Camera
  • Network: 5G, 4G LTE
  • Connectivity: Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth, GPS, NFC
  • Others: Ultrasonic Fingerprint, USB-C, Ultra Wideband, IP68 Water and Dust Resistant, Samsung DeX, Stereo Speakers Sound by AKG, S-Pen Support
  • OS: Samsung One UI, Android 11
  • Colors: Phantom Silver, Phantom Black
  • Dimensions: 75.6 x 165.1 x 8.9 mm, 228 g
  • Battery: 5,000mAh Battery, Wireless PowerShare, Super Fast Charging, Fast Wireless Charging

Image Credit: Neil Jimenez of GizGuide.com

Bryan is a tech enthusiast and self-admitted geek who enjoys blogging and watching NBA clips on YouTube. He has over 20 years of experience in corporate communications, marketing services, and customer relations from different industries such as telecommunications and banking.

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